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Posted on: April 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Townhall A Success

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City’s Townhall Meeting A Success
LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL - March 24th, 2016 City Manager Kelvin L. Baker, Sr. hosted a townhall meeting at the Lauderdale Lakes City Hall Commission Chambers. The meeting was televised and made available via the internet streaming as well. Residents were able to view and send in questions to be responded to by the Manager as well.
The City is moving in a different direction under the management of Kelvin L. Baker, Sr. Since October, there has been several noticeable positive changes in operations. So much so that the City’s administration was prompted to organize a townhall meeting so that the plans for the city could be properly introduced to the residents. “Since being hired in October, I have done several field trips to seek information on the most pressing needs of the residents”, said Kelvin Baker, Sr. “Based on my findings and the dedicated assistance of my directors and staff, we compiled a 5-year comprehensive plan the we feel will boost the revenues in the City and increase residents morale and pride.”
Baker, who rolled out the City’s five year plan, which includes significant partnerships with local merchants, innovative plans for offering residential programs, and commercial marketing, was applauded for his vision and attentiveness to the resident’s needs. The City Hall Commission Chamber was filled with very energetic residents. Some, who has recognized the changes and wanted to say thanks and others who has seen the changes and would like the same in their neighborhood.
During the meeting the Boyd Anderson High School Funk Band, whose teenage members received the City’s Outstanding Community Service Award for their contribution to the City at so many of the calendared events. Mayor Barrington Russell, Sr. said, “Every time I hear these young men and women perform, I just get more impressed and delighted to see this type talent in our City. It is a true testament that we, indeed, have quality residents here.”
This townhall left an impression on the viewers and the audience. One, they won’t soon forget. Baker intends to do great things for the City and has even adopted a theme song for his tenure...Ain’t No Stopping Us Now; We’re On The Move!
For more information on this report, please contact the Public Information office at 954-535-2838.


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